Shemima told Anita that she (Shemima) is mostly attracted to SHORT, and hairy guys.
Then she was presented with four guys to select her kind of man from.
Shockingly, Shemima broke all the protocols of the episode and picked Ali who is neither short nor hairy among the three guys who had her qualities.
Ali is twice taller than Desmond. Ali certainly can’t be labelled a short guy.
Viewers can’t wrap their heads around the reason(s) why Shemima settled on Ali contrary to her declaration for short and hairy guys.
Could it be on religious grounds? Out of sympathy? or she was simply on a hunting expedition for a GIGOLO?
Out of sympathy because many overhead her telling Anita that she went in for Ali because she thinks he (Ali) deserves to be loved too.